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About Kathy

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Kathy Shaul

Joyologist, Yogaworks E-RYT 200, Certified Yoga Tune Up®, Roll Model® Method Movement Therapy, Reiki Practitioner, Member Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists

IMHO the world needs more JOY, peace, and wellness. Sacred soul care (self-care) and conscious movement. Time-outs. Permission to breathe and be aware of our energy. To feel good, move more and live out loud.

And not everyone is a pretzel, including me! Can’t touch your toes or sit cross-legged comfortably? That’s okay. I teach yoga and mobility work that serves your body as it is today. Everybody and every body is unique and how you move today is different from how you’ll move tomorrow.

Mat time is your time. To make shapes that serve you. To feel better in your body. This is how we practice self-love. This is how we nourish and honor ourselves. This is how I teach and what I practice.

Through conscious movement and breathing we heal, have more energy, are less stressed and are kinder. To ourselves and one another. Side effects may include Improved focus, and circulation, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, weight management, better health, restful sleep, ability to breathe, JOY, inner peace, LOVE.

The first time I stepped on a yoga mat years ago, I was hooked. Body, mind, and spirit. It felt like hOMe. Acceptance. Transformation. Peace.

I teach with a compassionate heart, clear instruction and quirky sense of humor. The goal is to always have fun and approach yoga (and life) as a practice, not a “perfect”. I empower you with transformative tools to de-stress, keep moving, feel better and live as your best self.

Your yoga mat is a judgment-free zone and blissful place to seek a clearer mind, stronger body and peaceful spirit. Please give yourself permission to put your self-care at the top of your To-Do list, to stop pushing so hard. You are already enough. You already do enough. Putting your own oxygen mask on first gives you the resources to care for the ones you love. It’s my privilege to show you how.

What else?
Passionate about self-care as health care, music and the ripple effects of joy. Big time hugger.
Favorite place to be: toes in the sand watching the sunset over the water.
Favorite superpower: Kindness.
Favorite Sanskrit word: Santosha
Meaning: Contentment. A practice of gratitude. Loving your life just as it is in this moment.

A prerequisite to experiencing peace. I hope everyone finds their Santosha

A lifelong learner and spiritual seeker, I geek out on anything mind and body (and spirit) related. Most recent continuing ed classes include Integrated Embodied Anatomy and Somanautics What’s the Fuzz with Gil Hedley.

Testimonials

Kathy has great energy. She is passionate and shares what she knows. She is grounded in knowledge, authenticity and being of service. Kathy helps me grow younger.

Terry

Longtime yogi

Kathy is a sheer delight to work with. Easy to communicate with, flexible with scheduling. Employees loved her cheerful, approachable, supportive attitude. Everyone said she was easy to understand and follow and they felt safe and comfortable. Kathy is hands down the teacher to hire. Her kind smile and sweet spirit puts everyone at ease. She is easy to follow and can teach to many different levels of experience at the same time. Kathy creates a safe and calm (yet upbeat) environment for people to relax and let their stress melt away. Everyone felt light and happy to return to work.

Suzanne

Corporate client

I was a little concerned since I was new to yoga that I may not be able to do it all. Kathy provides a class which has something for everyone. She encourages you to do more if able and shows you how to adjust if your body isn't able to do something. I like the concentration on (and reminders to) breathing and listening to Kathy's words, which are always relaxing and positive. Kathy is a true ambassador for the body, spirit, mind connection and overall wellness and helps you achieve that. The nuggets of information she shares can be transformative.

Maureen

New yoga student

Kathy is a knowledgeable and attentive teacher. Her teaching is safe, healing and loving. I trust her and would recommend her to care for every one of my students. She has a gift for healing and freeing a person back to their best self.

Lisa Flynn

Yoga Teacher